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Hi, all! I'm 54!

Old 06-14-19, 11:24 AM
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Hi, all! I'm 54!

Am I the oldest one here?
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Old 06-14-19, 12:17 PM
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maybe in your dreams

in 11 years apply for the 65+ Thread.
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Old 06-14-19, 12:38 PM
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depends on what specifically "one" is.
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Old 06-14-19, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
maybe in your dreams

in 11 years apply for the 65+ Thread.
There's a 65+ thread? I have something to look forward to!
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Old 06-14-19, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinClassSara View Post
Hi, all! I'm 54!
Good job! You made it! Keep going and keep up the good work!

(Gotcha beat -- I'm about to be 56.)
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Old 06-14-19, 01:23 PM
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Howdy, youngster. We needed some kids to join.
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Old 06-14-19, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
depends on what specifically "one" is.
I thinks "depends" is more of a concern for the 65+ crowd. (No offense, I've got plenty of age-related concessions I've already made and I'm not quite 60 yet.)
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Old 06-14-19, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinClassSara View Post
Am I the oldest one here?
Hi, and welcome aboard. I used to be 54. That was almost 10 years ago, though.
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Old 06-14-19, 02:25 PM
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I was 54 once...20 years ago!
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Old 06-14-19, 02:33 PM
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I celebrated my 50th birthday on a pleasant bike tour , when in Scotland, in 1997..
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Old 06-14-19, 03:17 PM
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Wow. You all are FUNNY!!!
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Old 06-14-19, 03:22 PM
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Wow. You all are FUNNY!!!
sarcastic, cynical, senile, out of our minds..... it's one of the perks of the later years since that thing about "golden years" was a bald face lie!
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Old 06-14-19, 04:15 PM
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I am 70 and still riding. Welcome aboard youngster. Ride everyday you can for what ever time you can.
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Old 06-14-19, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinClassSara View Post
Hi, all! I'm 54!
Same here. Call me FiftySix, but I'm only 54.
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Old 06-14-19, 05:58 PM
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Im 53 and fabulous

Completed the first of my 2 time trials last week
Got a triathlon in July trying ti find gravel race
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Old 06-14-19, 06:31 PM
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Geez, kids!!! LOL
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Old 06-15-19, 02:39 AM
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Hi 54, I'm Dad.
There will be a few Grandads along later.
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Old 06-15-19, 07:05 AM
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59 and still having tons of fun on the bike.
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Old 06-15-19, 07:17 AM
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Welcome Sara! I was 54 once,last year.
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Old 06-15-19, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by SpinClassSara View Post
Am I the oldest one here?
Not even close! I'm 73, still putting on the miles - 2100+ so far this year.

- Ed
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Old 06-15-19, 07:48 AM
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I'll be 68 this fall, and by no stretch an I the senior rider in here.
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Old 06-15-19, 11:09 AM
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not the oldest.


How bout in your Spin sessions? What's the typical age?
Assuming you're a group rider.
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Old 06-15-19, 07:10 PM
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Yep, with a couple of exceptions y'all are a bunch of kids. To the OP, in April I celebrated the 16th anniversary of my 54th birthday.
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Old 06-15-19, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Howdy, youngster. We needed some kids to join.
Lol. I don't even remember when I was 54.
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Old 06-16-19, 06:37 AM
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Welcome to a great forum.

My wife just turned 69, and I am three months behind her. I do a lot of fast walking, plus some cycling, weight training, and jogging. She took up ballet 50 years ago, shortly after we met as UCLA freshmen, and she still takes ballet lessons three or four times per week.

I would be interested to know the age distributions in 50+ and 65+.
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